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The role of CMR in the diagnosis of systemic vasculitis: a case study

Phillip Andrews
2009 Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance  
The use of ICDs in this large patient population is still limited by high costs and possible adverse events including inappropriate discharges and progression of heart failure.  ...  Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2009, 11(Suppl 1):O1 Introduction: Prophylactic implantation of a cardioverter/ defibrillator (ICD) has been shown to reduce mortality in patients with chronic  ...  Conclusion: We presented a robust, accurate and efficient method for the fully automatic delineation of the myocardium contours in LA + SA cine CMR images, which can be used for accurate LV functional  ... 
doi:10.1186/1532-429x-11-s1-t8 fatcat:v23eikcdjrbnhnvhnvvrh4vrje


Disha Chandra, Akhilesh Tiwari
2019 International Journal of Engineering Applied Sciences and Technology  
The first step towards betterment in health services is to reduce the Outdoor patients' waiting time. This will improve the level of Patient satisfaction as well as overall efficiency of the system.  ...  The goal is to provide relevant information to the Healthcare analysts engaged in enhancement of hospital efficiency through an appropriate OR model However, there is scope of further research in hospital  ...  That's essentially true for an outpatient department in a large hospital as it handles very large volume of patients with a diverse case mix.  ... 
doi:10.33564/ijeast.2019.v04i01.003 fatcat:u5abjrcfvvblde7konkndh4q3a

Vasoplegic syndrome after cardiopulmonary bypass surgery – associated factors and clinical outcomes: a nested case-control study

J Iribarren, J Jimenez, M Brouard, J Lorenzo, R Perez, L Lorente, C Nuñez, L Lorenzo, C Henry, R Martinez, M Mora
2007 Critical Care  
The aim of the current study was to investigate the effects of hydrogen sulfide supplementation on cardiac function during reperfusion in a clinically relevant experimental model of cardiopulmonary bypass  ...  The aim of the current study was to test potential cytoprotective and anti-inflammatory effects of the novel biological mediator hydrogen sulfide in murine models.  ...  Minimising the delayed restoration of these rhythms may have patient benefits.  ... 
doi:10.1186/cc5414 fatcat:ewcs4wzggvcnje6llzf5gmuolm

The potential of alternatives to face-to-face consultation in general practice, and the impact on different patient groups: a mixed-methods case study

Helen Atherton, Heather Brant, Sue Ziebland, Annemieke Bikker, John Campbell, Andy Gibson, Brian McKinstry, Tania Porqueddu, Chris Salisbury
2018 Health Services and Delivery Research  
The case study approach provides an in-depth examination of a small number of sites, each using alternatives in different ways.  ...  these alternatives; recruit eight general practices as case studies for focused ethnographic research, exploring how practice context, patient characteristics, type of technology and the purpose of the  ...  The findings of the review fed directly into a case study guide used to support the ethnographers, in relation to the scope of data collection, in conducting the focused ethnography.  ... 
doi:10.3310/hsdr06200 fatcat:ocbmvvyxlnai7luzneypa2ul6u

Autonomous mobile robots in sterile instrument logistics: an evaluation of the material handling system for a strategic fit framework

Giuseppe Fragapane, Hans-Henrik Hvolby, Fabio Sgarbossa, Jan Ola Strandhagen
2021 Production planning & control (Print)  
This study uses a multiple case study to map sterile instrument logistics and evaluate the transportation performance of material handling systems in terms of flexibility, productivity, quality/service  ...  The logistics activities of sterile instruments are both labour-and cost-intensive.  ...  Jan Ola Strandhagen is a Full Professor of Production Management in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at NTNU, Norway. He holds a PhD in Manufacturing Logistics.  ... 
doi:10.1080/09537287.2021.1884914 fatcat:kgwfh3yfmrgodhny2bydga3z7a

Patient-centered yes/no prognosis using learning machines

I.R. Konig, J.D. Malley, S. Pajevic, C. Weimar, H C. Diener, A. Ziegler
2008 International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics  
We compare the results from learning machines to those obtained by a published logistic regression and discuss similarities and differences.  ...  We discuss differences in the use of machine learning in the biomedical community and the computer sciences. We propose methods for comparing machines on a sound statistical basis.  ...  It includes the following neurology departments and responsible study investigators ( The authors would like to acknowledge the many helpful suggestions of the anonymous reviewers which lead to a substantial  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijdmb.2008.022149 pmid:19216340 pmcid:PMC2754835 fatcat:363xcn32gvclfdp7oaalquehle

Management of post-acute COVID-19 patients in geriatric rehabilitation: EuGMS guidance

Jolanda C. M. van Haastregt, Irma H. J. Everink, Jos M. G. A. Schols, Stefan Grund, Adam L. Gordon, Else P. Poot, Finbarr C. Martin, Desmond O'Neill, Mirko Petrovic, Stefan Bachmann, Romke van Balen, Leonoor van Dam van Isselt (+7 others)
2021 European Geriatric Medicine  
Purpose To describe a guidance on the management of post-acute COVID 19 patients in geriatric rehabilitation.  ...  Conclusion Providing tailored geriatric rehabilitation treatment to post-acute COVID-19 patients is a challenge for which the guidance is designed to provide support.  ...  Furthermore, we like to thank the members of the EuGMS Special Interest Group (SIG) on Geriatric Rehabilitation and coordinators of the EU-COGER study for giving their comments on the guidance.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s41999-021-00575-4 pmid:34800286 pmcid:PMC8605452 fatcat:vz3k67uo2vgdzad647xntvxizu

Effective Optimisation of the Patient Circuits of an Oncology Day Hospital: Mathematical Programming Models and Case Study

Adrián González-Maestro, Elena Brozos-Vázquez, Balbina Casas-Méndez, Rafael López-López, Rosa López-Rodríguez, Francisco Reyes-Santias
2021 Mathematics  
To do this, we propose a deterministic mathematical programming model in such a way that we minimise the duration of the waiting room stays of the total set of patients and taking into account the restrictions  ...  The models are complemented by a tool that solves the problem of assigning nurses to patients.  ...  The author develops a Markov decision process model to capture the patient admission decision process in the general outpatient clinic.  ... 
doi:10.3390/math10010062 fatcat:o5aclvccvbhwxboebn7u4esrnq

What is a 'generic' hospital model?—a comparison of 'generic' and 'specific' hospital models of emergency patient flows

Adrian Fletcher, Dave Worthington
2009 Health Care Management Science  
To learn lessons about the design, validation and implementation of models of flows of emergency patients through acute hospitals First the survey and some key papers lead to a proposed 'spectrum of genericity  ...  Secondly modelling work on the flow of emergency patient flows through and between A&E, Bed Management, Surgery, Intensive Care and Diagnostics is then reviewed.  ...  They developed generic patient flows, required resources (staffing) and process times for each A&E process. The impact of diagnostics and bed management was modelled.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10729-009-9108-9 pmid:20058527 fatcat:4pjtvnzkbnfzlia5nsfg6qr4cy

Making Words Count with Computerised Identification of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Patients [article]

Luke T Slater, William Bradlow, Trupti Desai, Amir Aziz, Felicity Evison, Simon Ball, Georgios V Gkoutos
2021 medRxiv   pre-print
Methods: To improve the accuracy of the HCM patient list in a single hospital, we developed a rule-based information extraction natural language processing (NLP) framework.  ...  Conclusion: This novel NLP framework generated a hospital-wide record of patients with HCM and defined various cohorts, including the small set of HCM patients lacking current cardiology input.  ...  This work uses data provided by patients and collected by the NHS as part of their care and support.  ... 
doi:10.1101/2021.04.13.21255353 fatcat:7vxlxgnvtnfarn6im7mxwrbbii

Effective board governance of safe care: a (theoretically underpinned) cross-sectioned examination of the breadth and depth of relationships through national quantitative surveys and in-depth qualitative case studies

Russell Mannion, Tim Freeman, Ross Millar, Huw Davies
2016 Health Services and Delivery Research  
: (1) a narrative systematic review in order to describe, interpret and synthesise key findings and debates concerning board oversight of patient safety; (2) in-depth mixed-methods case studies in four  ...  study aimed to generate theoretically grounded empirical evidence on the associations between board governance, patient safety processes and patient-centred outcomes.  ...  to select the case studies.  ... 
doi:10.3310/hsdr04040 fatcat:xn5acnuscjdmval6kkchkds264

Evaluation of molecular techniques in prediction and diagnosis of cytomegalovirus disease in immunocompromised patients

A Szczepura, D Westmoreland, Y Vinogradova, J Fox, M Clark
2006 Health Technology Assessment  
Non-UK purchasers will have to pay a small fee for post and packing. For European countries the cost is £2 per monograph and for the rest of the world £3 per monograph.  ...  Additionally the HTA website allows you either to pay securely by credit card or to print out your order and then post or fax it.  ...  For HIV patients, recruitment was at a regular outpatient visit. The objectives of the study were explained to the patient and written consent was obtained.  ... 
doi:10.3310/hta10100 pmid:16595079 fatcat:nvivvouejbcntbiibgsde2im2i

The Patient Medical Record as a Database

B. E. Jones, M. A. Ould
1974 Computer journal  
The patient medical record, viewed as a life-time's accumulation of health care information, presents interesting problems in database design.  ...  The requirement may be a database where structure is partially controlled by users at terminals. Volume 17 Number 4  ...  The storage of medical records containing information of both disciplined and unrestricted nature. 2. The handling of data flow around the hospital. 3.  ... 
doi:10.1093/comjnl/17.4.295 fatcat:j4ve6iwx3zdapnujbrnmduqd2q

Identifying perinatal depression with case-finding instruments: a mixed-methods study (BaBY PaNDA – Born and Bred in Yorkshire PeriNatal Depression Diagnostic Accuracy)

Elizabeth Littlewood, Shehzad Ali, Lisa Dyson, Ada Keding, Pat Ansell, Della Bailey, Debrah Bates, Catherine Baxter, Jules Beresford-Dent, Arabella Clarke, Samantha Gascoyne, Carol Gray (+18 others)
2018 Health Services and Delivery Research  
The clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of screening/case-finding for perinatal depression needs to be tested in a randomised controlled trial.  ...  The clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of screening/case-finding strategies was not assessed as part of a randomised controlled trial.  ...  The study findings will be published in a research report and in articles for health professionals. We will also send you a summary of the study findings at the end of BABY PaNDA.  ... 
doi:10.3310/hsdr06060 fatcat:fnhr7j5u25hmtmn4l54hg4mt2u

Improving patient safety through the involvement of patients: development and evaluation of novel interventions to engage patients in preventing patient safety incidents and protecting them against unintended harm

John Wright, Rebecca Lawton, Jane O'Hara, Gerry Armitage, Laura Sheard, Claire Marsh, Angela Grange, Rosemary RC McEachan, Kim Cocks, Susan Hrisos, Richard Thomson, Vikram Jha (+5 others)
2016 Programme Grants for Applied Research  
BackgroundEstimates suggest that, in NHS hospitals, incidents causing harm to patients occur in 10% of admissions, with costs to the NHS of > £2B.  ...  However, although the role and effectiveness of patient involvement in safety initiatives is unclear, previous work has identified a general willingness among patients to contribute to initiatives to improve  ...  We used the QIF, 371 combined with a categorisation of potential impact areas, 373 to analyse qualitative research findings for the start of our action research process.  ... 
doi:10.3310/pgfar04150 fatcat:nyfcl4of5rgkvdomgslwcky634
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